Monday, May 23, 2016

Saneoh Stamp Corner, Sungai Petani

Yesterday (22 May 2016), Saneoh Stamp Corner, a well known Northern region Stamps and Numismatics Dealer officially open their new shop at Ground Floor, SP Plaza Complex, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Saneoh Stamp Corner is the oldest Stamps shop in Sungai Petani, Kedah. SA Neoh open his shop since 1999 at 2nd Floor, Sg Petani Central Square.

Saneoh Stamps Corner

The shop manage by left to right; King Tam,SA Neoh & Mc Lok.

Today, I have a chance to interview Mr. SA Neoh about his new shop. When ask how do he start selling coins/banknote and stamps.

"It was during my student day that I first started collecting stamp," he reply.

"There was nothing for us to while away our time during the early 60's to tell you I'm now in my early 60 s also".

"Back then we started collecting by swapping not much money to spend either.Then slowly when we left school to work only then we have the means to buy,at least.So when your collection started to accumulate to such an extend that you find no where to keep that you either sell o started a big business no one dare to venture .That was in the 90 s when I started to sell stamps,no banknotes yet but coins yes not much."

saneoh Sg Petani

His old shop at Sg Petani Central Square. Picture by my blogger friend, Din Rambong.

Saneoh Stamp Corner new shop located at Ground Floor, SP Plaza Complex, Jalan Ibrahim, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.

They sell and buy Malaysia Commemorative proof coins, Malaysia coins and banknotes, Malaya coins and banknotes, Straits Settlements coins and banknotes, old coins related to Malaysia, foreign coins and banknotes. They also sell coins & banknotes accesories (coin holder, coin album, banknote album, magnifying glass etc ).

police medallion

Malaysia banknote

Straits Settlements

KN Boon

You can go there by Keretapi Tanah Melayu KTM train and stop at the Sungai Petani station. SP Plaza is located approximately 1 kilometer from the KTM station. Taxi service is also available at the KTM station.

sungai petani

If you are using your own car, use the old road to Alor Setar from Butterworth, it will be easy for you to find it since the building is on the roadside. If you're using PLUS highway, out at Exit 124, Sungai Petani (North). After exiting the PLUS toll, you can see Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Club on the right, take left until you see SP PLaza building.

SP Plaza is just 1 hour drive away from both the Penang International Airport as well as from the Alor Setar Airport.

Saneoh Stamp Corner
Address: Ground Floor, SP Plaza Complex, Jalan Ibrahim, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Opening Hours: Daily (11.30am hingga 9.30pm)

Managed by:

SA Neoh
FB ID:Saneoh Stamp Corner
Contact no:012-4478366

MC Lok
Contact no:019-4429801

King Tam
FB ID:King Tam
Contact no:013-5933366

Please contact any of them for appointment before you come to the shop.
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Play School coins launched by Royal Australian Mint

Official Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted are being produced by the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra to celebrate Play School's 50th anniversary.

Play School

First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and is a favourite amongst many.

For the past 50 years this educational program has warmed the hearts of children and adults. Therefore, this anniversary has a place in the hearts of many around our nation.

The Mint has released a special memento for the anniversary with the adorable Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted!


Jemima is getting ready to go to the Play School anniversary party. She can’t believe it has been on TV for 50 years! She is wearing her favourite dress, which is white with navy blue polka dots. She has matching ribbons for her piggy tails and red shoes with white bows. She hopes Humpty won’t eat all the cake this time. What party games will they play? Her favourite is ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’.

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 50c
Metal: CuNi
Diameter: 31.51mm
Mass: 15.55g
Finish: Frosted Uncirculated
Mintage: Unlimited


Humpty has been excited about attending the anniversary party for Play School for weeks. He is wearing his white shirt, black pants and red bow tie that Jemima has said she would help him with tying. He has carefully combed his hair and written a birthday card with a message that reads, ‘Happy anniversary. You are very old. Love Humpty.’

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 50c
Metal: CuNi
Diameter: 31.51mm
Mass: 15.55g
Finish: Frosted Uncirculated
Mintage: Unlimited

Big Ted

Big Ted and Little Ted
Big Ted and Little Ted love birthday parties and they are really looking forward to this one, which celebrates 50 years of Play School. The two bears love singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and saying ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ at the end, as loudly as they can. They love everything about parties. Little Ted has had lots of big adventures, but he is very excited about this one!

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 50c
Metal: CuNi
Diameter: 31.51mm
Mass: 15.55g
Finish: Frosted Uncirculated
Mintage: Unlimited

You can visit Royal Australian Mint online shop at to buy these coin set.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Federal Reserve Chicago Bond scam warning!

Yesterday, Malaysia Police have issued a warning to the public to be wary of a fraudulent investment syndicate operating under the name 'Federal Reserve Chicago Bond'.

Chicago Bond

A total of 7,600 individuals have become victims of the fund investment fraud syndicate involving losses of over RM90 million in the country.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (Investigation) deputy director Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said initial investigations revealed that the suspects deceived the victims who are mostly locals.

"The victims were promised high returns for every investment done, unfortunately the victims never receive any profits promised after they made an investment," he said in a statement here Thursday.

Tajudin said the police was in the process of tracing other individuals after the existence of this syndicate was detected.

Hence he urged members of the public with any information on these activities to come forward to assist in investigatons or contact directly investigating officer DSP Nooranita Ismail at phone line 019-4814459 or 03-26101222.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

Source: Bernama

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (informally the Chicago Fed) is one of twelve regional United States Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up United States Central Bank.

I have wrote my article about US Federal Reserve Scam since 2011, I think the story the scammer use today is still the same. You can read my old article about it; US Federal Reserve Bond Scam.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 Russia-ASEAN summit coin issued

The Bank of Russia has issued memorable coins with the three ruble denomination, dedicate to the 2016 Russia-ASEAN summit to be staged this May in Sochi. The summit will be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of a dialogue partnership between Russia and the Southeast Asian grouping.

ASEAN summit

The coin reverse show the color images of the official logo of the Russia ASEAN summit.


The coin obverse show the relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it – the semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark, on bottom in the centre, in three lines – the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin: "3 РУБЛЯ" (3 RUBLES), the year of issue: "2016 г." (2016).

Technical Specifications:
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal: Silver 925/1000
Total weight: 31.10gm
Diameter: 39.00mm
Thickness: 3.30mm
Mintage: 2000 pcs
The artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse).
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The first ASEAN — Russia Summit took place in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 13 December 2005. ASEAN made a decision on its convocation at association's 10th Summit held in Laos in November 2004.

Participants in the summit discussed a broad range of economic and political cooperation issues. They also reviewed urgent international and regional issues, including North Korea's nuclear programme, developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, settlement in the Middle East and UN reform.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

1933 Penny reached a price of £72,000

A 1933 Pattern Penny smashed through the World Record for a copper or bronze coin sold at auction (according to Baldwin press release). The coin, one of only four Patterns ever made, garnered bids from all over the world, and was finally wheedled down to just two telephone bidders who went toe-to-toe for over five minutes before the hammer came down on a price of £72,000 (US$104,470) in Baldwins’ auction room on 4th May 2016.

According to my blog record, a 1792 Birch Cent hold the World Record for the most expensive penny and copper or bronze coin sold at auction.

1933 Penny

The currency version of the 1933 Penny is well documented, but the Pattern version sold on Wednesday 4th May is even rarer. In 1932 the Royal Mint had a surplus of pennies, so no more currency versions were produced. In fact, only seven pennies with the 1933 date were minted for ceremonial and record purposes.

The Standing Committee on Coins Medals and Decorations decided in late 1931 to re-design the penny, with the likeness of George V the key development. A sculptor and medallic artist from France by the name of Andre Lavrillier was recruited to design the coin, and his Patterns were presented to the committee in December 1932.

They were met with some resistance, with the committee feeling that the new designs were not of superior quality to the existing product. Whilst Lavrillier would go on to design a number of coins for the French mint (coins that were still in use as late as 1969), his designs for the 1933 penny were dismissed, leaving only in existence the four patterns presented to the committee.

Of these four, one is held in the Royal Mint Museum, whilst the other three are in private hands – hence why when one such example comes up for sale it is an important numismatic event.

This was shown by the immense interest in this particular coin – Baldwin’s received requests from as far afield as Australia, United States, New Zealand, with potential bidders flying in from all over the world to view the auction live. For most of those hopeful arrivals, however, it was to ultimately end in disappointment, as the coin was sold to a private collector for a price that was out of reach for most everyday collectors.

This World Record joins a number of such records held by Baldwin’s, which include the Hong Kong Gold Proof Dollar (£222,200) and the most expensive Ancient Greek Coin ever sold at auction, the Pantikapaion Gold Stater which sold in 2012 for $3.2 Million at our auction in New York, as well as the most expensive modern Greek coin, the 1876 100 Drachma selling for £216,000 in 2014; the highest value Australian coin, the 1920 Sydney Sovereign selling for £780,000; and the world record for a British coin with the Edward VIII gold Proof Sovereign selling for £516,000 in 2014.

Source: Baldwin's

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